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TDM 2000 InternationalKeymasterAugust 29, 2014 at 10:44 amPost count: 41
Description of practice :
The National Youth Council of Ireland run a Twitter feed that is connected directly to their website. They publish information every day on current events of any nature and topic relevant to young people. This Twitter feed is linked directly to the website of the NYCI and references direct sources as often as possible in order to give accurate and fully accessible information. Their website automatically publishes their Twitter feed on the front page in order to ensure that there is current information even when full articles and updates are not being published on the website. The Twitter account is jointly managed by young people and youth workers to give a point of contact between young people and both peer and professional support.
Need addressed :
Every need of the youths in the community is addressed on the Twitter feed because it publishes information of every nature. As long as a person has access to their Twitter account or NYCI website they will be able to browse the feed of 3 or 4 posts per day and find their relevant needs or interests. The Twitter account can also serve as a point of contact for young people to reply to.
• Easy and concise access to essential information
• Young people addressed in a popular social media format
• Point of contact between young people and peer support/youth workers provided
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